I-517 is not the right answer for the initiative process

Write to the Point


I find myself sitting in sort of an opinion-column no man’s land right now. The obvious topics, Congress, federal spending, debt default and other goodies will have played out in some sort of end game by the time this column reaches your coffee table.

Not much use in discussing these until next time around. Since I won’t write again until after Halloween and the Nov. 5 general election – kind of the same thing – I thought I’d talk about two things: Initiative 517 and candy corn.

I-517 would make it easier for initiatives to make the ballot. It sets penalties for interfering or ret...

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